Here is a fun and easy way to make a gift box using scraps of patterned paper.One of my lovely nieces is very creative and loves making things. I hoard crafty bits and pieces, and wanted to give her some of my stash, knowing she would be able to put it to good use.
I needed something to put the bits in so I found a sturdy little cardboard box that a watch had come in.
You can't tell from the photo but it was covered in a shiny paper. I wanted to pretty it up and didn't think anything would stick to the shininess so off it came. Only the lid, the base I left alone.
Then I just Mod Podged (I think any PVA would work though) on a load of those tiny scrappy bits of scrapbook paper that I can never bear to throw away.
Then I added a few punched out shapes, just because, and a layer of Mod Podge to seal it all in.
Then all it needed was to be filled with a load of little crafty goodies.
It was a great way to use up some scrappy little bits and pieces of paper that I hate to just throw away.
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